NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs Increase SOLIDWORKS Performance for Students

As students push SOLIDWORKS software, including SOLIDWORKS Visualize, they require high performance technology.  As long as I can remember, NVIDIA has been a SOLIDWORKS partner.

Last Month, NVIDIA announced its latest line of laptop GPUs, the GeForce RTX 40 Series, powered by the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, which delivers huge performance increases to popular Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workloads like 3D design and modeling. Compared to the previous generation, students using SOLIDWORKS can expect up to 50% boost in viewport interactivity, and up to 35% faster ray-traced rendering.

In order to be successful in engineering and related STEM disciplines, students need access to powerful computers. As many industries have adopted GPUs as foundational tools for CAD and CAM workflows, used in 3D design and modeling, it’s increasingly important for students to learn the same technology. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series enables students to take on more complex and challenging projects, helping to prepare them for careers in industry.


Interactivity is crucial in 3D design tools like SOLIDWORKS, and the more complex the model, the harder this is for the computer to achieve. On the complex MicroMax model, which has more than 5000 individual components as well as transparent materials, the GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU at 4K resolution can deliver 135 fps, for an extremely smooth, interactive experience — a 50% increase versus its predecessor, the RTX 3080 Ti.

High-quality rendering in SOLIDWORKS Visualize uses ray-tracing to enable students to create near-photorealistic renderings of their designs. The RTX 4070 can complete a 4K ray-traced and denoised rendering of the MicroMax model in just 17 seconds, 35% faster than its predecessor, the RTX 3070.

GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptops will be available on February 8th with the launch of GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 laptops, followed by GeForce RTX 4070, 4060, and 4050 laptops on February 22nd.

You can learn more and sign up to be notified about availability here.

Thank you Jesse and the NVIDIA team for supporting students.


Design well, Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard